Opposition to the Elimination of Non-CDCP Noncredit Classes

Fall
2011
Resolution Number
13.02
 
Contact
Esther Matthew
Assigned to
President
Category
General Concerns
Status
Completed
Status Report

This proposal has been removed from the SSTF Recommendations.

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) recommendation 4.1 (as of September 30, 2011) calls to “Amend statute to limit the scope of allowable noncredit classes to only those identified as career development or college preparatory (CDCP)”;

Whereas, Contrary to the current political pressure defining community college success solely as improved employability, community colleges exist to serve their communities and do so by providing diverse opportunities for all Californians to enhance the quality of their lives in a variety of ways; and

Whereas, Discussions in numerous contexts, including those concerning repeatability, have demonstrated that noncredit courses may be an appropriate curricular option in various disciplines outside CDCP;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose the limiting of noncredit offerings to only career development or college preparatory classes.

MSC

Appendix A: California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success